Download E-books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition PDF

By Tony Kushner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes comprises Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

“Glorious. A huge, subversive, altogether amazing masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes can have replaced considering the fact that this Reagan-era AIDS epic gained the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the genuine cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

"A enormous, astonishing play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yankee political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

"A victory for theater, for the remodeling strength of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

“An greatly striking paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete capability can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Angels in the USA is the best drama of our time, talking to us of a complete period of lifestyles and demise as no different play inside of reminiscence. It ranks as not anything lower than one of many maximum performs of the 20 th century." - John Heilpern, big apple Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to switch the area. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

This re-creation of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's fresh alterations and a brand new advent in get together of the 20 th anniversary of its unique construction. the most venerated American performs in heritage, Angels in America used to be offered Tony Awards for most sensible Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It used to be made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed through Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has acquired thousands of performances around the world in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs comprise Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play by means of Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A brilliant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s advisor to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations by means of Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: innovative Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night ordinary Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg individual Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was once offered a countrywide Medal of Arts through President Barack Obama. He lives in long island along with his husband, Mark Harris.

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Download E-books Three Plays: The White Devil; The Duchess of Malfi; The Devil's Law-Case (Penguin English library) PDF

By John Webster

The performs of Jacobean dramatist John Webster are masterpieces of early seventeenth-century English theatre. "The White satan" depicts a gloomy, sinister global of duplicity, intrigue and murderous infidelity, whereas "The Duchess of Malfi" tells the macabre tale of a lady who marries underneath herself and units in movement a poor cycle of violence. not like those revenge tragedies, "The Devil's Law-Case" asserts social order in a plot packed with twists of destiny. Written at a time whilst the court docket of King James used to be rife with instability and corruption, Webster's annoying performs replicate this abuse of energy and are recognized for his or her awful imaginative and prescient of humanity - but also they are essentially the most wealthy, subtle dramas ever composed.

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Download E-books The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone PDF

By Seamus Heaney

In this notable new translation, commissioned by means of Ireland's well known Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it together with his personal glossy and masterly touch.

Sophocles' play, first staged within the 5th century B.C., stands as a well timed exploration of the clash among those that verify the individual's human rights and people who needs to shield the state's safety. throughout the struggle of the Seven opposed to Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed one another, having been compelled onto opposing facets of the conflict. while Creon, king of Thebes, provides burial of 1 yet no longer the "treacherous" different, Antigone defies his order, believing it her accountability to bury all of her shut family. Enraged, Creon condemns her to demise, and his squaddies wall her up in a tomb. whereas Creon ultimately consents to Antigone's liberate, it really is too past due: She takes her personal existence, starting up a sad repetition of occasions in her family's history.

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Download E-books King John & Henry VIII (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

“Mad international, mad kings, mad composition!”
—King John
in a single quantity, eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer clean new variations of 2 vintage histories: Henry VIII and King John.
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF specific FEATURES:
• unique Introductions to Henry VIII and King John
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with very important proof concerning the works
• statement on prior and present productions in line with interviews with top administrators, actors, and designers
• images of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
excellent for college kids, theater execs, and basic readers, those smooth and obtainable versions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new commonplace in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books A Midsummer-Night's Dream (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 8) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.


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Download E-books The Collected Plays PDF

By N. F. Simpson

'I'm extraordinarily methodical and orderly, yet i've got an odd, underlying contempt for it... what i attempt to exhibit is chaos in a context of order. And that's the root of all comedy I suppose.'

N.F. Simpson, The dad or mum, 1965

N. F. Simpson used to be one of many prime exponents of the theatre of the absurd, and is better recognized for his play a powerful Tinkle, made recognized through its optimal on the Royal courtroom in 1957, and later to superstar Peter prepare dinner. He used to be a huge strength within the satire increase of the sixties, and wrote a lot remarkable comedy for movie and television for the likes of John Cleese, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques and Eric Sykes, in addition to a few brilliantly humorous performs for theatre, which starred sizeable names akin to Harold Pinter and Kenneth Williams. His impact on everybody from Peter Cook's much-loved personality E. L. Wisty to Monty Python's Flying Circus helped spawn a new release of impressive comedian talent.

Plays incorporated within the assortment are a powerful Tinkle, the opening, Gladly in a different way, a technique Pendulum, The Cresta Run, was once He an individual? and his ultimate paintings, if this is the case, Then sure, first played in 2010.

This assortment celebrates the paintings of this misplaced comedian genius, and seeks to place his popularity again on the middle of British - and global - comedy

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Download E-books The Two Noble Kinsmen PDF

By William Shakespeare, John Fletcher

Thought of by way of Thomas de Quincey to be 'perhaps the main amazing paintings within the language', The Noble Kinsmen is determined in Athens and was once co-written through Shakespeare with John Fletcher. This Penguin Shakespeare version is edited via N. W. Bawcutt with an advent via Peter Swaab.

'Once, he kissed me.
I enjoyed my lips the higher ten days after'

When Theseus, Duke of Athens, learns that the ruler of Thebes has killed 3 noble kings he swears to take revenge. yet after Athens triumphs over the rival urban, Theseus is struck by means of the bravery of 2 Theban cousins and orders his surgeons to take care of them. quickly, the cousins' lifelong friendship is threatened, as either turn into crushed with love for the duke's appealing sister.

This ebook encompasses a common creation to Shakespeare's existence and Elizabethan theatre, a separate creation to the play, a chronology, feedback for additional interpreting, an essay discussing functionality thoughts on either degree and display, and a remark.

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Download E-books Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew PDF

By John Mccann, Monica Sweeney

Discover 4 of Shakespeare's comedies like by no means before—with LEGO bricks! This publication provides Shakespeare's most enjoyable comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado approximately Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in a single thousand remarkable colour pictures. This specific edition of the world's most famed performs remains precise to Shakespeare's unique textual content, whereas giving audiences a thrilling new viewpoint because the tales are retold with the universally cherished development toy.

Get stuck up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the fanatics off track during the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps within the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. surprise on the altering disguises of the boys vying for brick Bianca's affections, and believe the churn of the sea as Prospero sinks his brother's send into the brick sea. those iconic tales leap off the web page with enjoyable, inventive units outfitted brick by means of brick, scene by means of scene!

This remarkable approach to storytelling offers new existence to Shakespeare's masterpieces. With an abridged shape that keeps unique Shakespearean language and smooth visuals, this ode to the Bard is bound to delight all audiences, from the main versed Shakespeare fanatics to younger scholars and rookies alike!

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Download E-books Plays Political (Shaw Library) PDF

By George Bernard Shaw

Whereas a few of Shaw's prior performs are nonetheless played, his later performs, corresponding to those during this quantity, are slightly identified. because the collective identify shows, the topics listed below are political; but, frankly, it truly is uncertain how heavily we will be able to now take Shaw as a political philosopher. regardless of writing within the Thirties, he has little to claim of the character of totalitarianism: even though he satirises Fascist dictators in "Geneva", the satire is disappointingly light. Neither did Shaw seem to foresee (on the proof of those performs, a minimum of) the approaching cave in of the British Empire.But it truly is Shaw the dramatist instead of Shaw the political thinker who nonetheless holds our consciousness - even in performs as explicitly political as those. He had a pointy mind and a unusual experience of humour, and his discussion nonetheless flickers and flickers: he could not write a lifeless line if he attempted. regardless of how severe the subjects he addresses, the crispness of his writing and his lightness of contact nonetheless scintillate. Shaw turns out, probably unfairly, out of favor these days. yet even in those lesser-known works, he demonstrates his matchless skill, nonetheless undimmed, to impress and to entertain.

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Download E-books A Wounded Name PDF

By Dot Hutchison

Ophelia Castellan will not be simply one other lady at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts isn't a ability prized in destiny society better halves. even if she takes her drugs, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her useless mom. Now, within the wake of the Headmaster's unexpected dying, the total academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can not forget about the fae. in particular as soon as she starts off seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—--two of them--—on the varsity grounds. Her purely confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. but while she offers extra of herself to him, Dane spirals towards a sad fate—--dragging Ophelia, and the remainder of Elsinore, with him. you understand how this tale ends. but even within the face of convinced demise, Ophelia has a call to make—and a promise to maintain.

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